I have been using Beeminder extensively for a few years. When I started, I aimed for a 1 week buffer on all my goals, so I treated nearly anything with under 7 days buffer as a soft-beemergency. Since then, I’ve had a few life crises and a few really easy goals that work best for with with near daily beemergencies. During one of those life crises, I lost the week buffer on my goals, and I never really worked on it. During a Beeminder review today, I decided I’m going to aim for a week buffer on nearly all my goals again.
I know a lot of people need to “skate the edge of the road” for Beeminder to help them, but I’m not that way… weird, huh?
What’s your personal aim for safety buffer? How many beemergencies do you plan on having? How many do you actually have?